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A Swimming Pool Becomes a Colorful Pinwheel Made of 130,000+ Tiles

09.01.22 | By
A Swimming Pool Becomes a Colorful Pinwheel Made of 130,000+ Tiles

If you’ve never really thought about swimming pools being works of art, you’re not alone. Prior to seeing Alex Proba’s pool art, we pretty much looked at pools as utilitarian. Sometimes beautiful and sculptural? Yes. Works of art? No. That is until spotting a jaw-dropping pool on Felipe Pantone’s Instagram account recently. Felipe Pantone is an Argentinian-Spanish artist known for his chromatic, pixelated and digitized glitchy artwork. Now, he’s taken his signature aesthetic and turned a basic rectangular pool into a colorful pinwheel made using ONIX mosaic tiles in just seven tile colors.

aerial view looking down onto top of modern house with a rectangular colorful pool

Attached to a modern, minimalist house in Javea, Spain, the infinity pool is the colorful standout against the home’s white exterior. The 1″ mosaic tiles allow for the colors to blend into each other creating a visually delightful pattern. Between the ever-changing light and the water rippling, the design shifts and comes alive no matter where you’re standing.

angled view looking over a colorful swimming pool with greenery in distance

angled view looking over a colorful swimming pool with greenery in distance

As if the pool wasn’t stunning enough, the lush greenery and sea views in the distance are icing on the cake.

looking down into a colorful swimming pool

looking down into a colorful swimming pool

side view from patio looking to an elongated colorful swimming pool

angled view of empty colorful mosaic swimming pool

angled view of empty colorful mosaic swimming pool

angled view of empty colorful mosaic swimming pool

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tiles

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tiles

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tiles

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tiles

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tile being laid

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tile being laid

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tile being laid

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tile being laid

looking down into empty swimming pool with colorful mosaic tile being laid

Photos by FPSTUDIO.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.